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mudchuck

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so disappointed in authorities
« on: Aug 28, 2020, 08:14 AM »
A complaint was lodged with VTFW asking why they've done nothing about this. Why wasn't USCG, VSP, VTFW out there KNOWING this poker race was about to happen, yet did NOTHING about the speed boats running right between 3 boats fishing, which all were on spot lock jigging lakers that morning.
The fact that these @$$h0les were blatant about this just makes things worse.
The woman on the phone at VTFW while this was being reported, her response was " we're aware of a boat race, maybe you should leave the area"...
Unacceptable! My response is well maybe its a large enough lake they can GO AROUND, NOT THRU the boats fishing.
Besides, being 50 feet away from stationary fishing boats &  running 75MPH + is careless, dangerous and illegal!!!


stick eyes

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Re: so disappointed in authorities
« Reply #1 on: Aug 29, 2020, 06:59 PM »
I could not agree more with you.  no need to be a jerk. But they will tell you not to swim at a access area . Did you have any luck ?

mudchuck

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Re: so disappointed in authorities
« Reply #2 on: Aug 31, 2020, 06:20 AM »
Fishing was okay until the speed boats blew threw.

lowaccord66

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Re: so disappointed in authorities
« Reply #3 on: Aug 31, 2020, 07:38 AM »
Same area a couple weeks ago a NY guide blew a gasket and did doughnuts around my buddies boat.  Jigging lakers out there can be tough! 

filetandrelease

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Re: so disappointed in authorities
« Reply #4 on: Aug 31, 2020, 10:11 AM »

 Jon who was the guide ,

mudchuck

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Re: so disappointed in authorities
« Reply #5 on: Aug 31, 2020, 11:24 AM »
There was a NY guide with 4 clients in the jon boat, and the other cuddy had 2 adult males with 3 young boys, all about 100 yards from me.
None were thrilled about this dangerous & careless situation.

I ask any of you, what would you do or how would you feel if a multitude of speed boats were coming right at you in excess of 75MPH and speed by 50 feet away from where you're sitting stationary on the lake???

As I stated to another fisherman that PM'd me on another forum, this "poker race" has done this before, VSP, USGC & VTFW are well aware of these races, yet have done nothing to date about it.
For the so called event organizers to want to apologize is too little too late...and just a placating maneuver.
Time for VTFW, VSP & USGC to take action and make an example out of some of these guys.
They've got the video clip and certainly can get hull numbers form the 2 that sped right by me...

lowaccord66

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Re: so disappointed in authorities
« Reply #6 on: Aug 31, 2020, 01:20 PM »
Jon who was the guide ,

I have no idea Fred.  Lance's buddy knew him but I never got the name.

Mudchuck I feel your pain its been like that down my way a bunch lately.

filetandrelease

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Re: so disappointed in authorities
« Reply #7 on: Aug 31, 2020, 01:35 PM »
 Thanks Jon , I’m 1 that says first come first served , I have guys pull up on me , long as I have some room I’m good
 
Mud that sucks , send those videos to law enforcement, here we have sheriffs patrolling   

Jethro

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Re: so disappointed in authorities
« Reply #8 on: Sep 09, 2020, 07:43 AM »
Yikes. I'm all about sharing the water for all but that is no good. I'd be upset too.

lowaccord66

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Re: so disappointed in authorities
« Reply #9 on: Sep 09, 2020, 09:25 AM »
Sunday I had someone wakeboarding so closely that the boat operator nearly took a 9" perch streamer to the face on my backcast! 

fishogger

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Re: so disappointed in authorities
« Reply #10 on: Sep 09, 2020, 10:04 AM »
holding steady means nothing at those speeds and that chop.  totally irresponsible and WILL result in death if not stopped.  go to the top and get it taken care of before its too late.  they need safety boats and markers for the racecourse.

the last blue boat seemed to be throttled back some? lol

while fishing, id rather boats fly by full out rather than swamp me with a half cocked wake, but that a bit too close with all that water to be had.

some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

fishogger

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Re: so disappointed in authorities
« Reply #11 on: Sep 09, 2020, 10:08 AM »
Sunday I had someone wakeboarding so closely that the boat operator nearly took a 9" perch streamer to the face on my backcast!

wake boarders are the worst of them all.  I have seen way too many swamping fishing boats in our area.  600 acres of water and they need to go back and forth past fishermen.  just pure jackasses
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

lowaccord66

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Re: so disappointed in authorities
« Reply #12 on: Sep 15, 2020, 09:55 AM »
wake boarders are the worst of them all.  I have seen way too many swamping fishing boats in our area.  600 acres of water and they need to go back and forth past fishermen.  just pure jackasses

I've had a bad run with them this year.  I usually try to move and avoid all together but I think there's been way more on the water this year. 

zwiggles

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Re: so disappointed in authorities
« Reply #13 on: Sep 15, 2020, 10:19 AM »
There’s someone on this board who had a pleasure boater try to pick up his otter boat.... while trolling..... people are dumb

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Re: so disappointed in authorities
« Reply #14 on: Sep 15, 2020, 05:47 PM »
Sorry to see that Mudchuck. Been there done that unfortunately out here too. When I reported it complete with a boat number I was told they needed a name to go with the boat. In otherwords they were't interested in investigating it. Too much work I guess.
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